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Musgrave plans for the long term

Members News - Leadership - Strategy - Jul 30, 2018

Musgrave Group’s corporate values are so simple a child can understand them. It’s why they are so effective. One of Ireland’s largest and most successful companies, the family owned business was founded in 1876, has a turnover of Euro 4.5 billion, supports more than 3,600 stores and operates nine brands – including SuperValu, Centra and


Intel celebrates 50 years

On July 18th Intel celebrated its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate this milestone the company has taken inspiration from a famous quote from co-founder Robert Noyce: “Don’t be encumbered by history, go off and do something wonderful.” With this in mind the challenge to celebrate our golden anniversary with 50,000 employees across the globe engaging in volunteerism,


KPMG impacting diversity and social inclusion through a Mentoring Programme for immigrant job seekers

KPMG has finished the seventh term of the Financial Services Mentoring Programme run in cooperation with the EPIC Programme in Business in the Community Ireland. Since 2011, a total of 25 KPMG staff have volunteered to support 30 immigrants through one-to-one mentoring meetings. The sessions have helped participants to develop knowledge of the Irish financial sector and


Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy Goes Nationwide

This Summer, an Irish Business and a Community Organisation Have Come Together to Build Employability Skills in Local Communities as the Skills to Succeed Academy Goes Nationwide. It seems fitting to write about the Skills to Succeed Academy in this publication as BITC’s mission is to “harness the power of Irish business to maximise its


Abbott & SciFest celebrate the 10th year of stem partnership

This year Abbott is marking the tenth year of supporting SciFest, which aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths. This is done through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning and also provides a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.


Spearheading sustainability

Members News - Strategy - Jul 30, 2018

Lidl are fully committed to ensuring that their buying power is driving positive change for producers,communities and the environment as a whole, both in Ireland and further afield. Whether it is beef bought here in Ireland or bananas bought in the Dominican Republic, they are driving on-farm sustainability and tackling topics such as plastic reductions.


Chambers Ireland CSR Awards shortlist 2018

BITCI News - Communication - Jul 30, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace marks this year’s Chambers Ireland’s CSR Awards theme with the shortlisted projects across the fourteen award categories proving to be a showcase of CSR activities conducive to positive organisational change, employee benefit and much more.


Veolia to deliver first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland contract to Dublin’s Mater Hospital

Members News - Environment - Jul 12, 2018

Global resource management company Veolia, working through its specialist energy performance team, has been awarded the first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland, CEFI, contract for a hospital in Ireland.


Aligning your business with the Sustainable Development Goals

Exclusive Member Content - Jul 09, 2018

On June 13th 2018 we held a Business Insights network meeting themed around the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can download the Presentation slides and can also view some of the talks: Keynote speech from our CEO Tomás Sercovich Tomás shared insights from the progress in Europe, the new collaborations and partnerships driving innovation and the role of business to


The Low Carbon Pledge Webinar

Exclusive Member Content - Jul 04, 2018

Following the live webinar on the 4th July 2018 exclusive to member companies, members can now listen to the webinar to find out everything about the Low Carbon Pledge, from why and how to sign up. The Low Carbon Pledge was launched on May 18th as the first action from the Leaders’ Group on Sustainability


Dermot Bannon gets his fingers green for the great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz

450 Bank of Ireland volunteers swap hedge funds for hedge clippers across Dublin, Galway and Cork On 22 and 23 June, over 450 Bank of Ireland volunteers together with Celebrity Architect and RTÉ star Dermot Bannon tackled 200 gardens in Dublin, Cork and Galway as part of the Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz in


Deloitte Ireland’s Impact Award Winners

As the newest member of Deloitte North West Europe, Deloitte Ireland was excited to get involved in the first ever NWE Impact Awards which were launched in January this year. These awards were established to showcase the best examples of Deloitte people and teams making an impact for clients, for people in Deloitte and for


Make an impact on Education with Time to Read

Our Business Action on Education Team is now accepting new applicant company volunteers to participate in the 20-week Time to Read.The programme has helped children in 47 primary school second classes double their reading ability compared to their classmates. BITCI manages and facilitates the programme.


The European Sustainability Awards

The European Commission has recently opened the call for applications to participate to the first European Sustainability Award. This initiative, which is in response to a proposal from CSR Europe and in support with the EU Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs, has the objective to reward the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations.


HEINEKEN Ireland collaborating to become a truly green brewer

Members News - Environment - Jul 02, 2018

HEINEKEN Ireland is harnessing the expertise of its partners and stakeholders to become a truly green brewer. Thanks to a renewed emphasis on collaboration and cooperation, the company has had a landmark year in its sustainability journey.HEINEKEN has commissioned the young up-and-coming Cork director Lochlainn McKenna to deliver its sustainability message in a fresh and


Minister Humphreys announces College Group’s €10m expansion with the construction of a new biofuel facility in Nobber, Co. Meath

Members News - Environment - Jul 02, 2018

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD recently announced that College Group will invest €10m in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in north Co. Meath. The investment is supported by the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland. The new 25 million litre purpose–built plant


Diageo’s Learning for Life graduation ceremony

Storm Hector did nothing to dampen the enthusiastic spirit at Diageo’s Learning for Life graduation ceremony on the 14th June. Twenty two graduates, along with their families, Diageo employees, and other members of the community attended this celebratory event. While the Learning for Life programme has been providing education and support for the long term


Tony O’Malley talks about the benefits of the Mark

BITCI News - Leadership - May 29, 2018

Tony O’Malley CEO of Fujitsu Ireland talks about the benefits of going for and achieving the Business Working Responsibly mark. The only independently audited standard for CSR and Sustainability in Ireland.


PwC supports Mental Health through “Localise” and “Green Light to Talk” initiatives

PwC, together with Localise, a youth development organisation, hosted a fundraising ‘Walk & Talk”‘ fundraising event with the students from local school, St Laurence O’Toole’s, Seville Place, Dublin 1. The event was in support of The Oasis Centre, a mental health service who offer suicide intervention training, counselling services and mindfulness courses. The success of


William Fry Supports Incognito: A Public Arts Initiative

William Fry was delighted to be involved with Incognito, a truly innovative fundraising initiative that makes art accessible to everyone while helping to provide much needed nursing and respite support for sick children and their families. The event, which ran from 4-8 April at The Solomon Gallery, Dublin, was Ireland’s largest single-gallery public art exhibition,


Matheson engaging local schools in a New Transition Year Programme

Members News - Community - May 29, 2018

Matheson recently offered eight students from local inner city secondary schools the opportunity to gain work experience during their Transition Year (TY). While there is already a structured TY programme in place at Matheson, this year they decided to re-design the programme to attract a wider pool of students and show the range of jobs


PM Group becomes 200th supporter of 30% Club Ireland

The 30% Club is a voluntary movement of international companies which are committed to better gender balance at all levels of business. Comprising of CEOs and Chairs, the Group aims to achieve 30% female representation in senior management by 2020 through collaborative, business-led effort. Research shows that while 48% of junior management roles in Ireland


Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

Veolia Ireland, experts in water, waste and energy resource management, is challenging Irish manufacturing to assess and incorporate global trends in all future planning. It comes as the company, headquartered in Glasnevin, Dublin, published its study, Imagine 2050: the future of water, waste and energy, this week. The paper was developed with academics and futurists to


Sodexo says no to plastic straws and stirrers

Members News - Environment - May 29, 2018

Sodexo in the UK and Ireland has banned the purchase of all plastic straws and stirrers, and committed to phase out single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2020. As a company that promises to improve the quality of life of people, corporate responsibility lies at


Philly McMahon teams up with Dublin Bus to launch Community Spirit Awards 2018

Members News - Community - May 29, 2018

Philly McMahon, Dublin senior footballing hero and founder of HalfTimeTalk CLG charity is calling on all voluntary and community groups throughout Dublin to make a submission for the 2018 Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards. View his story in the video below. The Awards provide funding for voluntary and community groups across Dublin to develop new


Leading companies come together to address key sustainability challenges for Ireland

BITCI News - Leadership - May 18, 2018

Business in the Community Ireland launches Leaders’ Group on Sustainability and CEOs sign up to Low Carbon Pledge to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2030. CEOs of Ireland’s top companies have today launched The Leaders’ Group on Sustainability, a business coalition dedicated to addressing the most pressing sustainability priorities as well as future opportunities for Ireland. Business in


Tesco Ireland and ESB partnership

Members News - Environment - Strategy - May 15, 2018

Reducing Tesco Ireland’ s carbon emissions and minimising the footprint the company creates as a business is a core strategic objective for the wider Tesco Group. Equally, creating a sustainable, energy efficient business is a key ambition for Tesco Ireland. The company has a major focus on reducing energy demand, energy intensity and carbon emissions.


The ESB Inchicore Depot Deep Energy Retrofit

Members News - Environment - May 15, 2018

The ESB depot building in Inchicore is a typical example of some ESB older building stock, which was in need of modernisation and energy saving upgrades. Heat losses through the exterior façade were addressed with high performance triple glazed windows combined with 100mm external wall insulation and 150mm roof insulation as follows: Glazing Replaced existing